DAR File No. 39106

This notice was published in the March 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 5) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Water Quality

Rule R317-4

Onsite Wastewater Systems

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39106
Filed: 02/03/2015 10:22:18 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized under Title 19, Chapter 5. The statute authorizes protection of human health and the environment. This rule achieves that through regulation of the potential adverse effects from the disposal of onsite wastewater.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

A general revision of the rule, involving all outside stakeholders, was concluded with the adoption of a major revision on 09/01/2013. The revision considered comments to generally update the rule by adding new treatment technologies, refining the requirements for technologies existing in the rule, and generally improving the format of the rule. The Division, along with outside stakeholders, is presently in the process of fine tuning the 09/01/2013 version of the rule with a minor revision scheduled to be adopted in 2015. This revision is intended to correct any errors in the 2013 revision and install some minor technical upgrades.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule provides vital minimum standards and guidance to the local health departments for regulating the design, approval, construction, and maintenance of individual, onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems. The rule is essential for regulation of all wastewater treatment and disposal for individual homes that do not have access to a public sewer system. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Water QualityRoom DEQ, Third Floor
195 N 1950 W

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Judy Etherington at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4344, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at jetherington@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Walter Baker, Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20150301.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Judy Etherington at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4344, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at jetherington@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.